Top 3 Superbikes of 2020

2019 was a great year for superbike enthusiasts, and for motorcycling in general. And 2020 looks even better, with the recent unveiling of several new awesome machines.

In this article, we will take a look at three of the best superbikes now on the market.

The 2020 KTM 890 Duke R

First teased at the EICMA 2019, the 2020 KTM 890 Duke R is a step ahead of its predecessor, the KTM 790 Duke.

While it maintains the parallel-twin powerplant, there have been several upgrades, including higher displacement, enhanced crankshaft, improved piston design, and higher compression ratio and redline.

Besides improved performance, KTM promises that the 2020 890 Duke R will be even sportier than earlier models, with a better ability to conquer hard riding racetracks.

The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Poised to take its place among the best racing motorcycles in 2020, the Kawasaki Ninja H2R boasts a 998cc supercharged engine that delivers a whopping 310HP.

It can hit an impressive top speed of 248.5mph and accelerate from 0 to 60mph in only 2.5 seconds.

Unfortunately, however, it is not street-legal. This is due to the fact that it uses Kawasaki racing components; lacks essentials like side mirrors and indicators; and tags along with racing slick tires.

The 2020 Suzuki Hayabusa

The Hayabusa is still Suzuki’s fastest motorcycle, and this year’s edition brings on board a 1340cc engine that delivers an impressive 197HP.

With a 6-speed constant mesh transmission, it can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in only 2.5 seconds. The 2020 model is available in two colours: Candy Daring Red and Metallic Thunder Grey.

Among its unique features is a Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS), which allows the rider to customise power delivery depending on riding conditions.

The above are among the best superbikes of 2020. But other worthy mentions include the MTT Y2K Turbine Superbike, the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird, and the MV Agusta F4 RC.

A Guide to Superbike Racing

Superbike racing is one of the many motorcycle racing sports and is popular amongst motorbike manufacturers. While many assume that Superbike racing means the same thing as motorcycle racing, there is a clear distinction between the two.

Features of Superbike Racing Motorcycles

In Superbike racing, highly modified production motorcycles are used as opposed to the typical motorbikes we see in MotoGP, and other motorcycle races. One of the significant discerning factors is the type of engine used. Superbikes must have 850cc to 1200cc engines for the four-stroke models and 750cc to 1000cc for the 4-cylinder models.

Superbike Racing Competitions

Competitions in this motorcycle racing field are categorised into two. We have the World Championship and several national series competitions.

Superbike World Championship (SBK)

Established in 1988, the Superbike World Championship is the most prestigious Superbike competition. It brings together some of the best world superbikes teams and riders. Sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the competition is promoted by FGSport. It has grown exponentially in the past decade. Among the teams dominant in the SBK are Ducati, Honda, and Suzuki, with England’s Carl Fogarty, as the most prominent SBK rider in the history of the competition.

National Superbike Series

Several countries have national Superbike series events including the UK, the US, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany, France and Ireland, among others.

In the UK, we have the British Superbike Championship (BSB) which is managed by MCRCB-Events. It attracts the likes of Kawasaki, Ducati, Yamaha and Suzuki.

In the US, we have the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship, the All Japan Superbike Championship in Japan, the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship in Canada and the Superbike Road Race in Nigeria.

There you have it, a guide to Superbike racing, and some of the popular superbike racing events. Which one is your favourite, and why? Talk to us in the comments section below.

About Racing Bets

Racing may not only include running but also other kinds of races like auto racing and motorcycle racing. And for each of these races, there are ways to bet. If a bettor must win, there are things to know and how to go about them. Especially for a race series like formula 1 which is one of the biggest car race series.

Auto racing runs through most of the year, making it a popular sports to bet on. Betting on the winner and betting on the matchups which pairs two drivers in a head to head wager are not the only ways to bet on an auto race. It is possible to bet on how many cautions will come up in a race, which car number wins and which car manufacturer wins. Picking a winner still is the most basic way to bet even on formula 1. With 11 teams and 22 cars, it might be a bit difficult to pick but so far Formula one attracts more money making opportunities for gamblers.

To bet on a particular driver on F1, it is important to note this one tip: During the practice sessions, watch out the performance of the driver, the performance of the car and how comfortable the driver is with the track. Learn more about betting on racing here.

Motorcycle racing

Motorcycle racing is the sister sport of auto racing and there are several types:

  • Enduro
  • Hill climbs
  • Road Racing
  • Motocross
  • Trials
  • Speedway
  • Track racing
  • Drag racing
  • Ice racing

The road racing world championship is one of the most popular events in motorcycle racing. It is important to always note that the outcome of any bet would depend on many variables and therefore the probability of winning is always difficult to determine. Speedway, which is a type of motorcycle racing where there is no use of brake has always been mind-blowing and even more exciting, but betting on Speedway would require even more research.